Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’

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Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’ Dec 21, 2011
If you are visiting Melbourne - Australia, you should experience cafe culture on Lygon Street which is known as Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’.

Lygon Street is one of the great food precincts of Melbourne. It has its origins in the early immigration of Italian migrants to Melbourne and, in particular, to Carlton. It also owes much of its growth and popularity as a eating out destination to the students from Melbourne University, who frequented the street long before it became fashionable with business people.

Everyone knows where Lygon St is, so don't be afraid to ask for directions. If you head straight up Russell St from the city it runs straight into Lygon St.

Lygon Street has the biggest selection of Italian restaurants and cafes of anywhere in Australia, and was the first suburb in Melbourne to promote eating outdoors and tables and chairs on footpaths. Lygon Street is a great place to spend a warm summer's evening with a group of friends, especially if you're sitting in the garden cafe of one of the terraces that line the street.
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